Sunday, 17 September 2017

Five Guys Named Moe the Musical | Review


Jazz, Sass, Calypso, Dance, Live Band, Spirit, Fun, Energy...

I could only be talking about the latest musical to hit the centre of London - 

Five Guys Named Moe!

This Wednesday, I was invited down to the press night for this amazing new show - little did I know, it would be a show I won't soon forget!

I took along my best friend Naomi. The stunning new Marble Arch Theatre is a pop up circus-esque venue right at the end of Oxford street. The bar area is a quirky, fairy-lit backdrop for sipping jazzy-themed cocktails whilst listening to the band play atop a bandstand in the centre of the room. 

It's when an actor comes around ringing a little bell, ushering us towards our entrance, that we know it's close to showtime!



The circus area and stage is definitely unconventional. We were sat in the "inner stalls", just in front of a long circular catwalk that encompasses the set. There were more seats behind us in a rake format, plus seats and tables "cabaret" style in the dead centre. 

The show is not lacking in charm, charisma, sass, music and some exceptional dancing and singing from all of the leads. We were transported to New Orleans in the 1940's by the smooth talking Moe's (and the jazzy brass section)

"The choreography by Andrew Wright is a mixture of slick, relaxed and witty; the singing is accomplished; the dancing and acrobatics at times breathtaking "


I found it hard to stop smiling throughout the entire performance (except maybe when the Moe's started scouting the audience for "participants"!) 

If you are looking for a great night of excellent entertainment, music and Moe's, look no further! This show packs enough energy to light up Oxford street at Christmas! 

"Let the good times roll"

Tickets from £10.00
https://www.fiveguysmusical.com/